Decision-making in the EU
All the institutions of the European Union are involved in decision-making in one way or another.
This is how decisions are made in the EU:
- Heads of state and government make decisions on general policies in the European Council.
- The Commission makes proposals for new laws.
- The Parliament reviews the proposals and passes decisions together with the Council of Ministers.
- The Council of Ministers and Parliament approve the laws together.
- The Commission controls that decisions are followed in all member states.
- The European Court of Justice settles disagreements that may come up.
- Legislative process in the European Parliament (video)
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